science believes the type of dietary fat we eat alters the
production of biological compounds known as eicosanoids. It
is believed these compounds affect blood pressure, blood clotting,
inflamation, and immune function.
has been shown Omega 3 oils produce eicosanoids, which decrease
risks of heart disease, inflammatory processes, and some cancers.
studies suggest Omega 3 oils significantly reduce stress induced
depression and, bipolar disorder.
Sockeye salmon is commonly recognized as the fish containing
the highest amount of Omega 3.
salmon are anadromous (the young migrate from their fresh
water hatching to the sea for maturation)
salmon will return to the stream of their birth with precise
(within a couple of days) yearly cycles. These cycles vary
from 2 years to 6, depending upon the salmon specie.
salmon is a superb source of high quality protein and essential
amino acids. It contains vitamins A, D, B6, B2, niacin, riboflavin,
calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, & phosphorus. Wild salmon
contains predominately unsaturated fats which are noted for
their prevention of artery disease development.
salmon has no connective tissues, as in meats and poultry,
it is an excellent food for young and old alike.
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